Mari Nakamura is a lecturer of modern Japan studies and international relations at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. Her research interests lie at the intersection of popular culture and politics in East Asia.
Mari Nakamura is a lecturer of modern Japan studies and international relations at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. Her research interests lie at the intersection of popular culture and politics in East Asia. Prior to joining Leiden University, she has been a lecturer in Japanese language and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and a visiting scholar at National Taiwan University. Mari earned a PhD in area studies at Leiden University and an MA in linguistics at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Her doctoral thesis examined Japanese science fiction animation as a new source of political theory by integrating an area studies approach with contemporary methods of political theory and international relations. She is presently working to transform her doctoral research into a book publication.
Mari supervises MA theses on issues related to popular culture and global politics, particularly those focusing on visual media and politics in East Asia.
- PhD Area Studies, Leiden University
- MA Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
- BA English, Fukuoka University, Japan
- Culture and Politics (MA International Relations)
- Ideas in World Politics (MA International Relations)
- Thesis and Methods in International Relations Research (MA International Relations)PEIR Lecture Politics (BA Japan Studies)
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Li, Carl, Nakamura, Mari and Ruth, Martin. 2013. ‘Japanese Science Fiction in Converging Media: Alienation and Neon Genesis Evangelion.’. Asiascape Occasional Paper Series Issue 6:1-16 [online publication].
Kuo, Sai-hua and Nakamura, Mari. 2005. ‘Translation or Transformation? A Case Study of Language and Ideology in the Taiwanese Press’. Discourse & Society 16(3): 393-417.
Nakamura, Mari. 2017. ‘Emancipation in Postmodernity: Political Thought in Japanese Science Fiction Animation’. PhD thesis, Leiden University.
Nakamura, Mari. 2003. ‘Ideology in the News: A Critical Discourse Analysis of News Reporting in Taiwan’s Two Newspapers’. MA thesis, National Tsing Hua University.
Nakamura, Mari. 2018. ‘Book review: Chinese Animation, Creative Industries, and Digital Culture’. China Information 32(3):487-488.
Nakamura, Mari. 2016. ‘Book review: Animation in China: History, Aesthetics, Media’. China Information 30(3): 377-378.
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